Honda produce the Rune

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Honda Zodia
Honda Zodia

The outrageous Rune is currently off Honda’s assembly line in Ohio, ready to make and unforgettable impressions wherever it

It was time for us to make the ultimate explained Ray Blank, Honda’s VP, at the official unveiling last Our dream is to make something else can.

Certainly, no motorcycle manufacturer has ever something this radical for consumption. No waiting 10 months for machine to be built, and you can forget to go down once a month to the boutique builder to get a hustle on bike.

The Rune is now rolling down the assembly line alongside the Goldwing.

This is a great from anything our company has done, said Honda’s Christopher about the extravagant new

For Honda, the Rune is similar in to DaimlerChrysler’s Plymouth Prowler or Viper – never meant for big but rather as a so-called halo that creates a buzz the brand. And at a base price of the burly Rune will sell in huge numbers.

But you to admire the courage it has taken the conservative Japanese company to the boundaries of what is possible a mainstream manufacturer. The Rune, a gangly 68.9-inch wheelbase, is And instead of a typical V-Twin the purple pavement eater a version of the Goldwing’s 1832cc engine.

The Rune’s styling is not the orthodox look, either. Honda’s RD (HRA) team took from the custom car world. The rear fender that around the back wheel is of the slammed look of full-fendered hot and the radiator has lovely grill like on custom-built ’32 deuce coupes.

The finned covers poking out each of the engine look like came off an old American V-8 engine, in the prototype’s covers were fabricated from a small-block motor.

Honda Zodia

Many bits of the Rune are a of the past and the future. The eye-catching fork (first seen on 1995 Zodia concept harkens back several while also giving a modern look, and the rear (nicely exposed via a single-sided takes its cues from a Halibrand magnesium wheel as to a Ford Cobra. The flush-mounted LED and swoopy headlight are purely century.

The rear suspension is a version of Unit Pro-Link as seen on the MotoGP racer and CBR600RR

The Flat-Six motor is fed fuel and air via six throttle bodies instead of the two injectors, and power is delivered to a fat tire via a shaft-drive system. The note from the unusual sidepipes is at once deep and much like the horizontally-opposed Six in a 911. Honda claims a dry weight, even with its aluminum frame, so the NRX1800 is with massive dual from discs and a 336mm brake rotor, applied via linked-braking system.

The Rune is available in three Illusion Blue, Double-Clear-coat and Candy Black Cherry. is a choice of two handlebars, with a bar 50mm closer to the rider and lower. The base model with a unique spec 47 finish on its stylish wheels; wheels add a healthy $1500 to the because of a high rejection in production.

Honda says of its 1300 dealers will be to order at least one Rune, but volume will be kept low due to the lengthy build time and aspect of the ground pounder. will see delivery by the end of July.

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